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CPT 118 - Research an Organization (Morrison)

This guide will help you research an organization.

Cite Your Sources in MLA format

Here are a few examples to help you cite your sources in MLA format:

How to Cite a Website

Format: Author(s). “Title of Article.” Title of Website in Italics, Website Publisher (if different than title), Date of publication, URL.

Example 1:  “Apple.” Glassdoor, 2017,

Example 2: “Jobs at Apple.” Apple, 2016,

Example 3: “Delta Air Lines, Inc." Google Finance, Accessed 15 Oct. 2020.

*Note:  Exclude publisher if title of website and publisher are the same.
*Note: If website does not have a date, add an access date at the end. Use abbreviations for months with names longer than four letters.  URL. Accessed 7 May 2016.
*Note: Do not include the http:// or https:// in the URL.


How to Cite Company Info from Mergent Intellect

Format: "Title of Company Report." Database Name, Publisher, Date, URL.

Example: “05-195-7769. Walmart Inc.” Mergent Intellect, Mergent, 2016.



How to Cite Company Report Info from Business Insights

Format: "Title of Company Report." Database Name, Publisher, Date (if provided), URL.

Example: “Bank of America Corporation.” Business Insights: Essentials, Gale,


How to Cite MarketLine Report from EBSCO

Format: Title of Report. Publisher, Date. Series Title. Database Name, URL.

Example: H&R Block Inc. Marketline, 15 Apr. 2020. Company Profile. Business Source Premier,

Example: CBRE Group, Inc SWOT Analysis. Marketline, 19 Mar. 2020. Business Source Premier,


How to Cite a Journal Article from a Database

Format: Author(s). "Title of Article." Title of Journal, vol. #, no. #, Date of Publication, page number(s). Database Name (if electronic), URL.

Example: Eadicicco, Lisa. "What a Former Iphone Engineer Learned from Working at Apple." Time, 21 Dec. 2015. Business Source Premier,  

Citing Multiple Works with Same Title

Works Cited 1: Apple Inc." Business Insights: Essentials, Gale,

Works Cited 2: Apple Inc. Marketline, 24 Sep. 2021. Company Report. Business Source Premier,

In-Text 1: ("Apple Inc.," Business Insights)

In-Text 2: (Apple Inc., Marketline)

Additional MLA Examples

Citing an Image

There are several ways to cite images in a project in MLA format.

When you include an image directly into your paper, it should be labeled as "Fig." with a number, followed by a period. (Example: Fig. 1.).

Under the image, place a caption that will start with the Figure label and number. Then you have options for how to finish the caption.

Option 1

Give the full MLA citation for your source. Do not invert the creator's name (if you have one listed). 

If you include the full MLA citation in your caption and you do not cite the source again in your project, you do not need to include the source in your Works Cited.

Graph of Adobe Systems stock prices across 2021.

Fig 1. "Adobe Systems." Business Insights: Essentials, Gale 2021.

Option 2

Give basic information about your source such as the creator of the image, title, year, and any other important information. If you do not include the full MLA citation, your source must be added to your Works Cited page.

Graph of Adobe Systems stock prices across 2021.

Fig 1. "Adobe Systems." 2021.

Works Cited

"Adobe Systems." Business Insights: Essentials, Gale 2021.

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